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Community television broadcasters granted two year licence extension

1 June 2018   The Turnbull Government will provide community television (CTV) broadcasters in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth with a further two years of terrestrial broadcasting to assist their transition to online streaming.   The decision has been taken following advocacy...

Return of traditional tribal skulls to Indonesia

30 May 2018 The Australian Government has returned four culturally significant tribal skulls to the Indonesian Government at an event this afternoon in Canberra. The valuable artefacts were handed over by Australian Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, to the Ambassador of the Rep...

$1 million to National Collecting Institutions to take exhibitions across regional Australia

29 May 2018 The Turnbull Government has announced $1 million for the National Collecting Institutions to develop and tour 15 exhibitions in 2018-19. The National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach (NCITO) funding will allow the institutions to take a range of arts and culture ex...

Appointment of new directors to the ABC and SBS Boards

11 May 2018 The Turnbull Government has appointed Mr Joseph Gersh AM to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Board and Mrs Christine Zeitz to the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Board as non-executive directors for a period of five years. Both appointees bring exceptional skills, ...

Strengthening Australia's connectivity, creativity and cultural heritage

8 May 2018 The Turnbull Government will introduce important new initiatives to keep Australians safe online by countering cyber-bullying and image based abuse. This is a key part of a $237.1 million investment in strengthening Australia’s connectivity, creativity and cultural heritage.   S...

JOINT RELEASE - Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Trade, Tourism & Investment - $140M boost for Australian film jobs

4 May 2018 Australia’s film and creative industry will continue to boom under the Turnbull Government’s Location Incentive which will attract international blockbusters to be made on Australian soil.The $140 million Location Incentive will be delivered over four years from 2019-20 and will brin...

New Chair for Australia Council Board

21 April 2018 The Turnbull Government has appointed Mr Sam Walsh AO as Chair of the Australia Council Board for a three year term, commencing 1 July 2018. Mr Walsh is a passionate supporter of the arts, having served in a range of capacities in Australia and the UK over several decades. He has bee...

Government announces telecommunications Consumer Safeguards Review

17 April 2018 The Turnbull Government has released the terms of reference for a review into consumer safeguards in the telecommunications sector.  The review will be undertaken in three parts: Ensuring that consumers have access to an effective complaints handling and redress scheme that pro...

Statement in response to TIO half-yearly complaints report

17 April 2018 The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman’s latest 6-monthly update report indicates there was a total of 84,914 complaints (covering mobile, fixed line telephony, and both pre-NBN and NBN broadband) to the TIO in the 6-month reporting period (July to December 2017). The TIO notes th...

Cricket Australia broadcasting rights announcment

13 April 2018 Today Cricket Australia has announced a new broadcast deal with Seven West Media and Foxtel. The negotiation and allocation of broadcasting rights is entirely a matter for sporting bodies and commercial broadcasters. Government has no role in these negotiations. Broadcasting legisla...

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